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The World Cup final

France 4 v Croatia 2 Match report Live commentary Moscow

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3rd place play-off

Belgium 2 v England 0 Match report Live commentary St Petersburg

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The World Cup Show podcast – Episode 9

After 64 matches, 169 goals and a few VAR controversies, France has emerged as the World Cup winner, ending the Croatian fairytale in a pulsating final. Join Etta, Josh, Vincent and Michael as they review Russia 2018. Listen to Episode 9 here.

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Super Mario Mandzukic strikes in extra time to send Croatia to first ever final

🇭🇷 Mario Mandžukić sends Croatia through to the final! ⚽💪 pic.twitter.com/Cjs2RR6tnn — UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) July 11, 2018 CROATIA 2 (Perisic 68’, Mandzukic 109’) ENGLAND 1 (Trippier 5’) By Daniel Heinrich A goal in the 20th minute of extra-time by striker Mario Mandzukic has put Croatia through to its first ever World Cup final […]

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France storm into final to end dreams of Belgium’s golden generation

FRANCE: 1 (Umtiti 51′) BELGIUM: 0 By Jesse Kemp-Segedin France is the first team into the World Cup final at Russia 2018 after shutting down Belgium’s much-vaunted attack on its way to a 1-0 victory in St Petersburg. Samuel Umtiti’s headed goal early in the second half proved the difference in a tense semi-final in […]

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France v Belgium – Live commentary

Welcome to live commentary of the World Cup semi-final. France v Belgium Follow our reporter Patrick Woods as he describes the action from St Petersburg.

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Semi-finals

France 1 v Belgium 0 Match report Live commentary St Petersburg England 1 v Croatia 2 (after extra-time) Match report Live commentary Moscow

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Quarter-finals

France 2 v Uruguay 0 Match report Nizhny Novgorod Brazil 1 Belgium 2 Match report Kazan England 2 Sweden 0 Match report Samara Russia 2 Croatia 2 – Croatia won 4-3 on penalties Match report Sochi

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England use their heads to book place in semi-finals

ENGLAND 2 (Maguire 30’, Alli 58’) SWEDEN 0 By Laurence Kelson England have made their way to a World Cup semi-final for the first time in 28 years after beating Sweden 2-1 in Samara. Central defender, Harry Maguire and midfielder, Dele Alli, both scored with headers, bringing the Three Lions one step closer to fulfilling […]

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Belgium upset Brazil to send tournament favourites home

BRAZIL 1 (Augusto 76’) BELGIUM 2 (Fernandinho 13’ own goal, De Bruyne 31’) By Natasha Prior Two goals in the first half was enough to send Belgium to the semi-finals of the World Cup for only the second time in its history. The last time Belgium defeated Brazil was in 1963 and despite being the […]

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Getting Real About Illicit Drug Use at EDM Festivals

The electronic dance music (EDM) business, propelled by large scale music festivals, has grown to an estimated worth of $4.5 billion, […]

World XI – Jakob Gisik

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (France) Lloris edges out Golden Glove winner Thibaut Courtois as the starting goalkeeper. The French captain wasn’t […]

World XI – Vincent Smith-Koppie

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (Belgium) Thibaut Courtois finished the World Cup with a tournament-high 27 saves including some special efforts in […]

World XI – Ben James

Goalkeeper – Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) The main reason behind Denmark’s group stage survival, Kasper more than lived up to his […]

World XI – Michael Djordjieski

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford (England) The 24-year-old Everton shot stopper was immense for England throughout the tournament. Pickford arguably produced […]

World XI – Josh Knox

Goalkeeper – Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico) Ochoa only featured in the four matches but made a whopping 25 saves in the […]

World XI – Dominic Unwin

Goalkeeper – Jordan Pickford Gareth Southgate’s decision to leave veteran Joe Hart out of England’s squad paid off after Pickford […]